Reviews and Problems with Nikon 85mm f/2.8D PC-E Micro NIKKOR
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Product/food shooters...GET THIS LENS!
rcorph, B&H Photo
17 November 2014
Excerpt: I do come from many years of view camera experience but this lens is not hard to get the hang of. Increase depth of focus... Yep. Selective focus... No problem. No you can't do tilt and shift on the same plane but as stated by others you can get it on the same plane by sending it to Nikon. It WOULD be nice to have independent rotating tilt and shift like the Schneider but that lens is not perfect either and lots more$$. Not a macro for one.
Excerpt: My interest in photography started in the 1960 as a serious amateur, with both 35mm film and 4x5 view cameras. I was fascinated by both photographing small animals and architecture, sort of the opposite poles of the art. I ended up using mostly a Leica and then NIkon F. For architecture, I would tilt the easel on my enlarger to try to achieve perspective control. But I missed the shift features of the view camera.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This lens is sharp and easy to use if you know your camera movements. I've used it for food shots and was able to shift the plane of focus to a narrow plane running diagonally through the frame, which made all the difference in the shot. The tilt and shift functions give you the ultimate control in table top, product, and other still life shots. Worth every penny!
Excerpt: I have used this lens for close focus flower work and some outdoor images of frost on leaves. In the week since it came I have found it to be easier to use than expected with my Nikon D800. Live view and review of the histogram both made for easy exposure. Live view focus was also easy and through the lens focus worked well. It is very sharp and cropping to enlarge was still sharp edge to edge.
Excerpt: The tilt function gives me full control of the depth of focus for close/macro photography. The shift function is very useful for panoramas and creating high resolution pictures, imitating the medium format. One regret: not being able to have tilt and shift in the same plane.